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Privacy Policy

By visiting WildTexas.com, you are accepting our Terms of Use and agreeing to our Privacy Practices outlined below:

If you have not already read About this Site, we encourage you to do so. WildTexas.com is owned and operated by Shannon D. Blackburn. We respect your privacy concerns, and have created this document to answer any questions you may have.

Security is Our Priority

All pages on WildTexas.com are protected by a valid current (auto-renewing) SSL certificate, an Internet technology that ensures all data transmitted between our web server and your web browser/device remains encrypted. At any time, you can verify your connection with a website is secure. The process to verify a website is secure varies depending on what web browser you’re using:

What Information Does WildTexas.com Gather?

Information You Give Us

We only collect or maintain the private and personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) that you intentionally provide to WildTexas.com, either via email , or when registering to receive our newsletter, submit photo(s), post a response to our comment-enabled pages, or use other features.

We use the information you provide only to customize the content, layout, and/or crucial features of our website. In no instances do we make your private and personally identifiable information available for sale, licensing, or sharing with any third party for commercial purpose.

  • Registration is not required use the basic features of WildTexas.com, such as using our Travel Calculator.
  • If you do register, you must provide us with a username (which does not have to be your real name) and a valid email address. This allows us to protect our community from abusive messages and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. Your email address is kept hidden from everyone except the website’s owner/administrator, Shannon D. Blackburn.

Automatic Information, Such as Cookies

Non-Personally Identifying Information
Our web server automatically receives and stores certain types of non-personally identifying information whenever you interact with WildTexas.com. This information includes the domain name or Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information, such as web browser type and version, operating system, and platform (such as Windows/Macintosh); the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) of pages linking to, within or from our website, including date and time. This information is reviewed in aggregate and is used internally to determine what web pages are accessed or visited on WildTexas.com.

As a result of your visits to our website, your non-personally identifying information, such as your domain name or IP address and clickstream information, are shared with our site. For further information, consult the privacy policies of our partners:

Personally Identifying Information

Cookies are portions of code installed in a web browser that assist a website, such as WildTexas.com, in customizing content and providing services. Some of the purposes for which cookies are installed may also require your consent.

As a result of some of your actions on our website, your personally identifying information such as first and or last name and email address will be shared with us. Examples of actions that share personally-identifying information are: registering for our mailing list or newsletter; submitting a comment to comment-enabled pages of our site, or sending an email to us. You control whether or not these actions occur, and thus, whether or not you share any personally-identifying information.

Does WildTexas.com Share the Information It Receives?

Protection of WildTexas.com & Others

We will never release personal information unless we believe release is required to comply with law (such as a court order); enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of WildTexas.com, our users or others.

With Your Consent

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

What Are My Options?

    • As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take full advantage of such WildTexas.com features at some future date.
    • If you do not want to receive email from us now or in the future, please contact us. Please state in your message that you do not want to receive email from us for any reason.
    • The “Help” portion of the toolbar on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, you will not be able to use some useful WildTexas.com features if you do not use cookies.

More About Privacy

  • Review how you can verify a website is secure. WildTexas.com is a secure website.
  • Ensure your computer is actively protected by an updated, modern virus scanner/Internet security application:

Updates to this Policy

We reserve the right to update this policy as needed to remain current with prevailing Internet privacy practices. In the event we do update this policy, a notice and link will be posted on the WildTexas.com main page informing you of the update.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions, comments, or concerns!

Thank you and have a great day!

Sincerely,

Shannon D. Blackburn, Founder & Owner
WildTexas.com

Terms of Use for WildTexas.com

By visiting WildTexas.com, you are accepting the following Terms of Use and agreeing to our Our Privacy Policy.

Thank you for visiting WildTexas.com (“Wild Texas”), a website owned and operated by Shannon D. Blackburn. Please familiarize yourself with the following Terms of Use and our Privacy Notice. By accessing, using or downloading materials from this website you agree to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions.

Copyright Notice

All content included on WildTexas.com, including but not limited to text, syndicated content (RSS feeds, XML feeds), photographs, graphics, logos, button icons, images, animations, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software—unless otherwise noted— is the property of Shannon D. Blackburn or her content suppliers, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Shannon D. Blackburn and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is owned by or licensed to Shannon D. Blackburn, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

The following copyright notice applies to all portions of the WildTexas.com website:

Copyright & 1995-2018 Shannon D. Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

*In cases where materials provided by third party content providers are used on the WildTexas.com website, the appropriate copyright notices are displayed and similarly apply.

Third Party Content Providers:

  • Photos posted on WildTexas.com and credited to anyone other than Shannon D. Blackburn remain Copyright their respective photographers, or licensed under the Creative Commons.
  • QuickTime VR movies Copyright © The Color Palace, The Color Place or Paul Morton Jr., as indicated. All Rights Reserved.
  • RSS syndicated content from third party sites are copyright their respective publishers and used with permission.
  • Newsfeeds aggregated and converted to HTML by CaRP, a commercial application WildTexas.com owns a license to use.

Use of Content from WildTexas.com

Shannon D. Blackburn grants you a limited license to access, view, copy, display and print documents and graphics incorporated in the WildTexas.com website, subject to the following: (1) the documents (including RSS feeds and other syndicated content originating from WildTexas.com) may be used solely for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes; and (2) the documents may not be modified or altered in any way. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any derivative use of this site or its contents; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. Except as expressly provided herein, this site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Shannon D. Blackburn. In the event the documents are owned by a third party content provider, your request will be forwarded to the appropriate contact. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Shannon D. Blackburn.

Electronic Communications

When you visit WildTexas.com or contact us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Comments, Communications & Other Content

Visitors may post comments and other content; send e-cards and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false email address or impersonate any person or entity. Shannon D. Blackburn reserves the right to remove or edit such content on WildTexas.com, but does not regularly review posted content.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Shannon D. Blackburn her affiliates and sublicensees a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Shannon D. Blackburn, her affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Shannon D. Blackburn, her affiliates or sublicensees for all claims resulting from content you supply. Shannon has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Shannon D. Blackburn takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Links to Third Party Websites

This website contains hypertext links to websites controlled by parties other than Shannon D. Blackburn.
Shannon is not responsible for and does not endorse the contents or use of these websites.

Linking to This Website

One or more hypertext links to the WildTexas.com website may be made from personal or commercial websites, subject to the following: 1) the website containing the link to WildTexas.com does not state or imply any sponsorship of or association with Shannon D. Blackburn or the WildTexas.com website without prior written permission, 2) You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of WildTexas.com and our affiliates without express written consent.

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Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This site is provided by Shannon D. Blackburn on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Shannon D. Blackburn makes no representations or warranties or any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site of the information, content, materials or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk.

To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Shannon D. Blackburn disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Shannon D. Blackburn does not warrant that this site, its servers or email sent from WildTexas.com are free of viruses or other harmful components. Shannon D. Blackburn will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.

Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Applicable Law

By visiting WildTexas.com, you agree that the laws of the state of Texas, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Shannon D. Blackburn or affiliates.

How To Contact Us

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